First up, the Argosy scarf. (There are more finished objects to come as soon as I get photos!) I started this as we watched Rice play in their bowl game on December 22nd. I finished most of the first ball of Noro that night, and all was well.
On the 23rd, while we had coffee with Mike’s high school English teacher, I got everything set up so the start of the second ball lined up perfectly with the end of the first ball. Again, all was well.
That night, we went to the Lexington Stitch & Bitch to knit, and I brought the scarf. I worried at first that I would botch the pattern, but after a few minor (and easy to fix) mistakes, and tinking a row or two, I was happily knitting along. And then it happened.
The Noro knot. The infamous Noro knot.
All was no longer well. As much as I love Noro, I freaking hate Noro because of the knots. I thought it was going to be ok at first – the other side of the knot picked up right along in the same color as the I had been working in. Problem is, the yarn color was supposed to go burgundy, purple, pink, purple, blue, and so on. Instead it went purple, pink, purple, pink, purple, blue. There is a LOT of pink and purple in the second half of the scarf. A little blue at the end, and no green at all. Grrrrr. *shaking my fist at the Noro*
It is still lovely, and it was a fun and easy knit. I finished it up on Christmas Eve night, and I will block it this weekend. But I must admit, I’m still bitter about the second half of the scarf.
Pattern: Argosy from Knitty
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite in color #2014, two skeins
Cast-on: December 22, 2006
Cast-off: December 24, 2006